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X-Ray Laser Reveals Ultrafast Dance of Liquid Water

Researchers have probed the movements of molecules in liquid water that occur in less than 100 millionths of a billionth of a second, or femtoseconds.
16-May-2018 11:05 AM EDT Add to Favorites

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Scientists Turn X-ray Laser Into World’s Fastest Water Heater

Scientists have used a powerful X-ray laser at the Department of Energy’s SLAC National Accelerator Laboratory to heat water from room temperature to 100,000 degrees Celsius in less than a tenth of a picosecond, or millionth of a millionth of a...
15-May-2018 4:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites

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SLAC Will Open One of Three NIH National Service Centers for Cryo-Electron Microscopy

The National Institutes of Health announced today that it will establish a national service and training center for cryogenic electron microscopy research at the Department of Energy’s SLAC National Accelerator Laboratory.
15-May-2018 11:05 AM EDT Add to Favorites

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SLAC’s X-ray Laser Opens New View on Proteins Related to Alzheimer’s Disease

An international research team has come up with a new method with potential for revealing the structure of individual amyloid fibrils with powerful beams of X-ray laser light.
9-May-2018 12:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites

Construction Begins on One of the World's Most Sensitive Dark Matter Experiments

The U.S. Department of Energy has approved funding and start of construction for the SuperCDMS SNOLAB experiment, which will begin operations in the early 2020s to hunt for hypothetical dark matter particles called weakly interacting massive...
7-May-2018 9:00 AM EDT Add to Favorites

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Ultrafast Atomic Snapshots Reveal Energy Flow in Superconductor

A team including SLAC researchers has measured the intricate interactions between atomic nuclei and electrons that are key to understanding intriguing materials properties, such as high-temperature superconductivity.
2-May-2018 6:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites

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Scientists Find a New Way to Make Novel Materials by ‘Un-Squeezing’

Researchers at the Department of Energy’s National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) have found a way to create the equivalent of negative pressure by mixing two materials together under just the right conditions to make an alloy with an airier...
1-May-2018 11:05 AM EDT Add to Favorites

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SLAC and Stanford Open One of the World's Most Advanced Facilities for Cryo-EM

Menlo Park, Calif. — A new facility for cryogenic electron microscopy, or cryo-EM, has opened at the Department of Energy’s SLAC National Accelerator Laboratory. Built and operated in partnership with Stanford University, it’s equipped with...
30-Apr-2018 1:30 PM EDT Add to Favorites


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Q&A: SLAC Theorist Lance Dixon Explains Quantum Gravity

In this Q&A, Particle Physics and Astrophysics Professor Lance Dixon of Stanford University and the Department of Energy’s SLAC National Accelerator Laboratory explains one approach to developing such a theory, called quantum gravity.
18-Nov-2015 12:05 PM EST

SLAC Researchers to Present at AAAS 2015

SLAC National Accelerator Laboratory researchers will share the latest discoveries and innovations in a wide range of fields at this year’s AAAS Annual Meeting (Feb. 12-16 in San Jose, Calif.), including X-ray lasers, quantum materials, citizen...
10-Feb-2015 6:40 PM EST

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